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"LAWS ORTHE U. STATES. A
Pasted at the teecitdSettion fthe 2Ttk Congrtu,
OFFICIAL PUBLICATIOy. ;
- -tPcdlic--N. 12. r .;'
"AN ACT to establish eerUin poatroad.
Be it enacted bf A Seaate end Houee iJ.
frtetatite$ of the United Slate America in
Vttnirrete atttnnbUd, That the following be estab.
Iished a post roadi: From Rome, in Georgia, to
tHimnirc,jn -the sl of HMieippU-n Jo
to Memphis, in the State of Tennessee, namely,
from' Rome, through Worrenfon, - Decatur, and
Tuecumbia, in Alabama, and Jacinto, in Misais.
nippi, to RiplcT, in laid State, a a common point
and from naiil point, throagh Holly Springe and
Harrmndu, to Commerce; and from Uiplcy, through
La Grange, in T onncssse, to Memphis, in said
Stnto. ' " '' -' r , .,
Approrod, April 14, 18i2. 1 "
. PrjBuc -No. 13.
AM ACT to prorido for the allowance of invalid
pensions to certain Cherokee warriors, under
. the provisions of the fourteenth article of the
treaty of tghtcon bundrcil and Uiirty-tive,
Be it enacted tit the Senate and Houee of Re.
preeenialioee of the United Statet of America in
Ontgreee ueembled. That the Secretary of War
be, and he hereby U, required to place on the pen.
ion roll sueh warriors of the Cherokee nation as
were engaged on the side of the United States in
the late war with Great Dritain and the Southern
Indians, and who were wounded in such service,
t the same rates of pension ai are allowed by law
to the officers and soldiers of the regular Army of
I lie United States, , under such rules and regula
tions as to the proof of disabiliry as the Secrets,
rv of Var. shall prescribe ; which pension shall
commence from the period of disability.
Append, April 11, 1812.
' " PrJBLic No. 14 ' a
AX ACT relative to the act entitled "An act
granting lands to certain exiles from Toland,
approved thirtieth Judo', eighteen hundred and
thirty.four. . s
Do it enacted oy the Senate' and Houee of Jfte.
1rcscntatite$ of the Unitcc Slatee of America in
Congree eseembleJ, That the acta now in force
for the sale of tho public lands, and granting pre
emption rights to actual settlers, be. and the same
ore ncrcuy, uociarca u) ezictia to, ana uiciuuc,
fha lands selected in townships forty-four, forty.
five, and forty-six, north of the baso line, range
one east, of the third principal meridian, lying in
l ho State of Illinois, by; Lwi Clopichi, under
color of the act entitled An act irranting lands
to certain exiles from Poland." The said selec
tions not having been mado in pursuance of the
provisions of said act, which act is hereby declar.
i d to be in full force, for the benefit of said Polish
exiles. ' . w .
Approved, April 14, 1812.
' Ptutic No. 19.
AN ACT.to amend tlionct of the tenth of March,
eighteen hundred and thirtv-eight, entitled Ah
act to change the time of holding the circuit
" and district courts of Ohio. -
Be it enacted oh th Senate and Houee of Re.
reentaticn of the Umled Atate America iQj8aiJ jrelsvutiontand jnthoproiwtionsthcre.
fTOfrMf ejKmS&dTThatlTiirtiirm oTJhfcrfcTlirrj,, .pecjfied, anj ti,at Ujo remaining copies of the"
iim uiirM;i ouuris 01 ma vniua owki hi mio uw
trict of Ohio, now required by law to be held on
tho first onday of July, annually, at Columbus,
shall hereafter be held ai the city of Cincinnati
and all process and ronognizances, and other pro.
rrodlnirs taken or1ssOTd.oT mado-Tctnmabhrtit
Columbus, at the snid July term next, shall be re.
paid district court shall havo power, whenever, in
the opinion of the Judge thereof, it may be neces.
ssry for the convenient administration of justice,
to hold an adjourned term of snid district court
at tho city of Clcaveland, in said district, at such
time as lie may think proper and the said dis.
t rict court may make all necessary rules for hold,
ing such adjourned term of said court, and for tho
proper return of process.
, WILLIE P. MANCUM,
President of the Senate pro tempore.
. Speaker of the House of Rrpretcntatite.
Approved, June 1,18 13."
- V , :. JOHN TYLER.
Public No. 19.
" AN ACTrcjruInttng Commercial inUrcourse with
the port of Cayenne, in tho. colony in French
'(iiinna, and to remit cortaiu duties. ..
7J it enacted By the Senate and Houee of Re.
preeentativee of the United State of America, tw
Congress attembled. That the provisions of the
act entitled " An act regulating the commercial
intercourse .with the it-lands of , artiniquo and
Guadaloupe," approved .on tho ninth l of May,
eighteen hundred and twentyight, admitting
French vessels coming from and laden with arti
cles tho growth and manufacture of either of the
mid islands, are hereby extended to the vessels
of tho same nation coming from the port of Cay.
rnno, in the colony of French Guiana, to as to
entitle said vessels coming directly from, said port
of Cayenne, and laden with articles the growth
or manufacture of said colony which an permit.
, -Wd to bo exported there from in American vessels,
to admission into the porta of the United States
on payment o(no higher duties of tonnage, or 00
their cargoes, as aforesaid, than are imposed on
American vessels, and on like cargoes therein im
ported t Proeided, That if tho President of th
United Slates shall, at any time, receive satisfac
tory information that the privilege allowed to
American vessels and their cargoes in the said
colony of French Guiana, by the arrcto of its Go
vernor bearing date tho fifth of December, eighteen
hundred and thirty-one, and the twenty.eigbth of
December, eighteen hnndrcd and . thirty-three,
A'ld by the tariffs and regulation in force in the
colony, have been revoked or annulled, he is here,
by authorised, by proclamation, to auspend the
operations of this act, and withhold all privilege
allowed ondor it. , -. j a
Sqc. 3. And he it further enrtlei. That the Se
cretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized to
refund, out of any money in the Treasury not
otherwise appropriated, such amount 0 duty, ia.
consistent with th proviso of the Ewt section of
this act, which, ainee the arrctes and the tarina
' and regulations referred to in th provision to
th first sec tion of this act, hare been in operation
in said colony, am may have been levied in tho
ports of the United States upon any French ves.
ei coming directly from th port of Cayenne, ,
"wm wiui iucji articlai. tha rnm'lh ... m.nn.
factors of said colony, which were allowed to bo
exported therefrom in American vessels.
Approved, June 1, 1842. ,f 4 : J 7
' 'A '!; (PrjBMC No. 17
AN ACT changing the times of hoUing tlie Tcir
; euil and district courts of the United (States for
tho districts of East and West Tennessee. -,
' Be it enacted bu the Senate and Houee of Re.
maaentatitit of ike United Statei of America in
Congrteeateetnbled, That the circuit and district
courts of the United States for tho district of East
Tennessee shall hereafter be held at Knoxville, in
said district, on the first Mondays in November
and Afay, in each and every year, instead of tho
time heretofore fixed by taw and that the cir
cuit and district courts for the district of West
Tennessee sbsll hereafter be held at Jackson, in
said district, on the second Mondays in October
and April, in each and every veer, instead of the
timet heretofore fixed by law the spring terms of
said circuit court t Knoxville and Jackson, as
herein providod, to be held by the district judge J
and should ay dificult question of law arise in
any cause, laid judgoauy, at hi discretion, ad-
journ said eauasL to Uo succeeding term of said
court. And all writs, pleas, suit, recognisances,
indictments, or other proceedings, civil or crimi.
nal, issued, commenced, or pending in cither of
said courts, f hall be returnable to, be entered and
have day in court, and be heard and tried accor
ding to the times of holding said courts, as here.
In provided. :
Sec. 2. And he U further enacted. That such
rule days, for t .'ie return of process and the filing
of pleadintrs, may from time to time be fixed, and
other orders made by said courtu, respectively.
not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws
of tho United States, as may be necessary or pro
per for the convenience of parties and the ad.
vanccmenlot business in sam. courts; ana iuat
the first section of " An act to amend an act ap
proved the eightccth of January, eighteen nun.
dred and thirtv-nine. entitlod ' An act to amend
an act entitled an act to require the judge of the
district , of East and West Tennessee to hold a
court at Jackson, in said Stato,' approved Juno
the eighteenth, eighteen hundred and thirty-eight,
and for other purposes," approved July the fourth,
eighteen hundred anil forty, be, "and the samo is
hereby repealed. .
fRESOLTJTlOrt Pdblic No. 1.1
JOINT RESOLUTION on the subject of printing
- the tables of the sixth census.
. Be it enacted bv the Senate and Houee of Re.
presentativet of the United State of America in
Uongreee attembled, . I hut the payment or liie
money heretofore appropriated by Congress, to
pay the expenses of the sixth census, be so fur
suapendod as that no money shall be paid for tho
printing of the compendium or abridgment of the
sixth census by counties and principal towns, to
gether with the tables of apportionment, as pre
pared at the Department of State for the use of
Congress, until the furtbtr order of Congress.
Approved, AprU 14, lH-Ki. , , . . ..
fREsoi-rmox Public, No. 2.
AREaOLlffloyrtoprcdeor4hDig4camth flnrkye-Jashpg, and hnstnns
tribulion of the printed returns of the sixth cen
sua, and other documents connected with the
same, tho printing of Which, has been heretofore
directed by law.' ' -
Re olced by the Senala and Houee bf Rem.
tentative of the United Statte of America in Con.
greet aeeembled. That the statistics, including the
census of pensioners, and the compendium or
abridgment of the sixth census of the United
States, heretofore required by law to be printed
under the direction of tho Secretary of State, shall
be distributed and disposed of by the Secretary in
the manner and in the proportions specified in
the joint resolutions of Congress passed the first
day of (September, onn w.ui;.d eight l:4rc
and forty-0110 : Provided, alweyt. That seventeen
thoux-Mnd copies of the said compendium orabridg.
ment shall bo distributed among the States, Ter.
ritiirics, and persons entitled to distribution under
aid statistics and compendium be placed in tho
Library of Congress for futuro distribution. .
' Approved, April 15, 1842.
!. ... Resolution Public No. 3.1.....
JOINT RESOLUTION to continue twu dorks
- in the business of reservations and grants under
Indian treaties. .
Be it retolved bu Vie Sehdie and Houee of Re.
preeeniatheeof the United Statee of America in
Congrese aeeembled, That tho authority given to
the Secretary or war, oy tue joint resolution, ap
proved second ay, one thousand eight hundred
and forty, to continue the" employment of two
clerks in the business of reservations and grants
under Indian treaties, be extended, after the ex
piration of the period for which that authority
was granted, for the term of two years.
Approved, " ay 18, 1812. . : .'
Resolution Public, No. 4
A RESOLUTION to authorise the extension o
. the contract for carrying the mail on the route
between Mobile and New Orleans.
Reaoleed by the Senate mud Huueof Repreten.
tativet tf the United State of America in Con.
greet aeeembled. That the Postmaster General be,
and he hereby is, authorized to extend the exis
ting contract for carrying the mail upon the steam,
boat route between Mobile and New Orleans for
three years from the1 time at which said contract
would expire by it own limitation, if, in his opin
ion, tho public . interest and convenience will, bo
promoted by suhe extension of said contract.
Approved, June 1, lo42. . ,
U. States Nor tb Carolina District
: BISTHCT COrRT IS JAXIlEPTCr.
At Chambers m FatetlevilU, April 9,1842.
ALBERT G. FORNEY, of Burke county, ha.
v ing, on th fifth day of April, filed peti
tion duly verified, praying to be declared a bank
rupt, it u, thereupon, Ordered by tho Court, .that
cause be shown- before the Court, at chambers in
this town, en Friday the twentieth day of May
next, why the said Albert G. Forney be not duel,
red Bankrupt, pursuant to the act of Congress
in that behalf t and that this notice be published
in th Highland Meaungcr four weeks in suc
cession. ' ' II. II. POTTER,
Acting Clerk of Court in Bankruptcy,
l'.mTE1..30TH C1S0LU1 DISTRICT.
' - DISTRICT COCET VX BAMMtCPTCr. -
At Chamtertr4FcncUevinc, April9,18i2.
THOMAS J. FORNEY, of Burke county, ha.
ring, on the fifth day of April filed a petition
duly ven tied, praying that be may be declared a
Bankrupt, it i thereupon. Ordered by the Court,
that cause be shown before the Court, at chambers
in this town, on Friday the twentieth day of May
next, why the aaid Thomas J. Forney bo not de
clared a Bankrupt pursuant to act of Congress in
that behalf : and that this notice be published in
the Highland Mcatenger tmu weeks in succession.
. . . . .. - - H. II. POTTER,
j , Acting Clerk af Court in Bankruptcy.
IOIt iAlMv On acoomm xiating term,
1 an elderly WOMAN, who is a good COOK,
WASHER, and IRONER. Apply at Una office.
. , New England Villages.
""The external appearance of these ancient
agricultural towns, makes a singular , lm.
prestion upon a stranger.;- The time-worn
church ia situated must likely on the highest
and bleakest hill where its -builders, could
find a public road, and behind it run off the
long sheds, numbering as many stalls as
there are chaises and wagons in the parish.
Low gable roofed houses, of all shade and
colors, stand like decrepit putriarchs among
the huge barns which have grown up around
them. Iled school houses in the centre of
each diMrict old cemeteries, with the s!ute
head stonos hnlf sunk in tho earth or hid in
the rank luxuriance of the grass whole
miles of the moss covered stone walls the
road, without regard to hills . or , points of
compass, winding from farm to firm-the
powder house, tho pound, the poor houses
and county-house, are all objects of notice
to the traveller. Tho antique garb of tho
inhabitants may strike him strangely ; but
if ho be in a pleasant humor, tho rustic civi
lity which accmpanics. it, and which ho
meets with every where, cannot fail to dc.
light him. The urchins trudging home,
ward from school greet him with doffed hots
ready bows ; the checked frocks aud aprons
in their rear render the graceful courtesy,
whilo tho complaisant smile of the parasoled
and gloved school ma'am betrays her pride
in the good breeding of her little (lock. If
ifchaiTcr&r bu alcasanTBffeWaBn'of stTrri
mer, he will find bright faces looking after
him from every door; the grand dame
plying her emitting needles or turning . the
foot wheel,less for gain "than "as raTlhfiny"
pastime; the careful mother, making "auld
claes look amaist as wecl's tho new the
daughters carding tho white rolls of woof, or
rapidly shifting the bobins of the laco pil
lows and all listening meanwhile to tho
simple ballad or fast chattering of the neigh,
bor s news from the market town. Tho
boys suspend their ball game while he drives
over the green. The Veteran 'squire
the patriarch of tho place--?- .
' With his old three-cornered hat,
His breeches and all that I"
respectfully uncovers his head, with tho
truo dignity of tho old John Hancock cour
tesy, and rustic maid, full blown as the sum.
mer rose, glances n coqnetting look from
home to tell of tho handsome stranger whom
sho met ; while not least the fat landlord
mine host of the Sun for forty years meets
him .at the door, una welcomes him with
the most gracious air to tho well aauJcd
parlor. 7 "
You are in truth, reminded at every step
that nature is not out of dato here and that
the standard which art and fashion have in.
troduccd over the world which liko the
bed of Procrustes reduce redundance and
racks out deficiencies to suit his dimensions
and measurement hits no dwelling placo
among this people. 1 ako your fishing rod
in your hand and travel through all tho
country t it down by the huge sirloin-of tho
simple dripping limbs against the peat cm.
bcrs of the cottager's hearth or before the
roaring beacon of the landlord's hall, or
trace every stream from its mouth through
all itaivindings to its source, and that-whh-
evcry one you meet, and tho samo unaf.
foe ted simplicity, tho same honest and
manly frankness, tho samo independence of
thought and manner will arrest your atten
tion every where. Knickerbocker.
Curious Delusion of the Aborigines
of Australia. A sort of procession camo
up, headed by two women, down ' whose
checks tears were streaming. The eldest
ofihese came up to me, said, " Gwa, gvva,
bundo oal," " yes, yes, in truth it is him ;
and then throwing her arms around me
cried bitterly j her head resting upon ' her
breast ; and, although I was totally igno.
rant of what Iter mcaniug was, from mere
motives of compassion, I offered no rests,
tence to her caresses, however disagrees!
bio they might be, for sho was old, ugly,
and filthily dirty ; the other younger one
knelt at my feet, also crying. At last tiro
old lady , emboldened by my submission, do.
libcrateiy kissed me on tho cheeky just iu
tho manner a French woman would have
done ; she then cried a little more, and, at
lengthy relieving me assured me I was tho
ghost of tier son ,"who had some lime before
been killed by a spear wound in his breast.
The younger femalo was my sister ; but sho
whether from motives of- delicacy, or from
any imagined backwardness on my part,
aid not think proper to kiss me. My new
mother expressed almost as much delight at
my return to my family aa-my .real mother
would have done, had I been unexpedtcdly
restored to her. As soon as' she left me,
my broihers-and my father (the old man
who had previously . been so frightened),
came up and embiaced me after their man.
ner, that is, they threw their arms around
my waist, placed their right knee against
my right Tnce, and their breast against my
breast, holding me ia this 'way for several
minutes. 7 During the time that the cere,
mony lasted, I, according lo the native
custom, preserved a grave and mournful
expression of countenance. This belief,
that white people are ', souls of departed
blacks, is by no means an uncommon su
perstition amongst tbem ; they themselves
never having an idea of quitting their own
land, cannot imagine others doing it; thus
wben they see white people oddeftly ap.
pear in their country, and settling them.
selves down In particular spots, they ima.
cine they must havo formed an attachment
tor this land in some other state of existence;
and hence conclude tho settlers were at one
period black men. and their own relations
Likenesses, either real or imaoioncd, com
plete tho delusion ; and from the manner of
tho old woman 1 have just alluded to, from
her many tears, and from her warm cares,
ses, I feel firmly convinced, that she really
believed I was her son whose first thought
upon his return to earth, had been to revisit
his old mother, and bring her a present.
I will go still father, and say, that although
I did not encourage this illusion, I had not
the heart to try to undeceive the old crca-
ture, and lo dispel her dream of happiness;
utey i Journal of two hrpedilions in
Northwest end Western Australia.
The cud of the drunkard.
"A New York eorreiipondent of the United State
Gusctte, describing n even in jf on the Cattery,
concludes his letter with this affecting incident.
1 ' A Crowd had gathered near the gate at the
southern extremity-of the Battery, and several
voices rose at the same morncnv upon the air,
erying for vengeance upon a tattered form that
reeled into the enclosure, -in a beastly state of in
toxication. He was apparently about fifty Year
of age, and was followed by a young, beautiful.
and interesting girl, not out of her teens. A mo
ment before I saw him, he had raited his arm and
struck this lovely being to the earth. For this
the crowd was pursuing him, and would doubtless
have committed some summary act Upon the in.
cbriated wretch; had not the same delicate form
interposed to prevent the consumption of the deed.
She approached timidly, and fondly begged the
monster to go home. -He sworo by the livinsr
uoq liuine would never return
Littlo did he think, as he uttered the rath, that
the vengeance of that Cod his sacrilegious lips
had prcifaned.'Wtis at that moment hanging over
him, and that the angel of death was Waitinir up.
-on the waters to -bear liimr with ail his sins upon
his head, into the presence of the Creator he had
mocked. j-- 1
Ho shook the fair eirl from him with a cunte.
and stuggercd to the railing. A cluster of boats
was at somo distance from the shore, and a few
voices were singing one of RiiksoII's songs. The
drunkard contrived to clumber on the iipcrinost
rail, and after having seated himself called to the
singers to perform something-lively, or " d n his
eyes, he would come out thero and sing for him
self!" These were the lust words he uttered.
In endeavoring to change his position, his foot
slipped, and be fell into ; the waters to rise no
moreGreat exertions ivoro made by the boats to
render him assistance, end more than one during
follow plunged in tho sea i but all in vain his
body has not yet been recovered. The tide was
running strong at the lime, and we may hear of
his body being washed upon the opposite shore in
a few days. , '
WBlefWgCt erying F.therf-deor fntin
Tho poor girl was frantic she rushed to tho
hoaven's sake, save my father I" , It was indeed
her father. lie had onee enjoyed a handsome
property but liquor ruinod him. He sold his house
tor it, and at last Lis garments, ill wile died
ixova want, sad this daughter Lad supported him
ami three brothers by the labor of her hands.
He swore he would never strain enter her houso
because she would not give him liquor ho cursud
her, and died while a curse agaiust himself yet
hung Hpon lus upa. luo daughter did not leu va
the spot before midnight, and iiur cries appalled
the stoutest hearts around her. Twenty dollars
were raised among tho niectutora, but when hand,
ed to her, sho exclaimed, " No I no 5 give me my
Poor girl, she called in vain. That father was
in other presence. She was borne from the place
by soino friends, and when I left the rput, the
lightness of heart which hud drawn 1110 to the
I 1 J ... I I Y t li 1. 1 . . .
scene had deported, and I felt It Jhnosta. sin ty
bo happy amidst tiio wretchedness man makes for
Too good to be lost.
i The West and the East. TIjc csqui
sites of our Eastern cities sometimes meet
withcurioti8 adventures in the " far Wist."
Gcrfcral C. (well known in Philadelphia) on
getting on board of a Mississippi steamer,
uftcr a brief survey of tho company, con.
sidercd himself so far removed in point of
dignity Irom tho joans-clau Kentuckians,
Iloosiers, and Suckers around him, that ho
must needs give them striking demonstra
tion ot the luct, by refusing to cat with the
ordinary steel forks used by tho aforesaid
vulgar hcnUle therefore provided him
self with a silver fork, and as he was aware
that it . was placed at one of the plates,
some ono of the canaille might uso it he
handed it to the steward bf the boat with
an injunction to give it to him on his getting
fairly at tho dinner tabic. The steward
promised j out the passengers got wind of
the matter, and amongst them was a biaw.
ny Kentuckian. On tho first opportunity
which offered, he went on shore and manu
factured with his hunting knife a huge wood.
cm fork , which he also gave to the steward,
with an order to give neilJur of the forks
to their owners until called for. The Gen.
cral got seated, and " Old Kaintuck" post
ed himself opposite to filmf" but the silver
fork was notlorthcoming " Hand mo my
fork, said ho to tho steward. It was re
.ii .4 . w a.
spccuuuy presemca. " nana me my
lork. bawled the Kentuckian. It was pre
scntedand poked into a piece of beef with
the utmost gravity. The passengers, who
bad watched tho proceedings, could stand
it no longer. They burst into reiterated
shouts of laughter, until the gentleman, par
excellence, felt it such an infringement upon
his dignity, that he aroso in high dudgeon,
and sought tho enptain of tho bont, with
corrplaiut that Jus p-bsengcrs h-id U.h.;vcd
with greut rudeness. " Sir.," said the cap.
tainfc(a real western man,) with grave ear.
nes loess, " you aro too large a man for my
little boat! I'm afraid that in walking
from side to side, your wcislit might enp-
sizo her ; and you had better go ashore r"
Gen. C. evaporated at the first landing. .7
Tat ioom with a ught a it. The
foreguing anecdote is only equalled by ao
occurrence that took place in early times,
in Tennessee, in which Gen. Jackson, (then
a young man,) wasone of the principal
ctors. Tho wiiter heard the story often
in tno town wtierc toe occurrence loot
place,' 1 The General was riding toe circuit
at the time 'referred to, as a lawyer, nod
Court was 'sitting in the littlo town of
R , pow hot much larfgcr.1 .' It was. b
pleasant summer evening, and a group of
the gentlemen of thd bar were standing is
irom or the only tavern in tne place, en.
gaged in discussing tho nows of the day,
when a stranger rode up to tho door of the
tavern and dismounted. There was much
of the dandy in his appearance.' Jle stalk,
ed into the houso', looking neither right nor
left,' and paid no attention whatever to the
friendly greetings ot the gentlemen bclure
mentioned. 1 ho houso was kept by an
aged widow lady who, was respected and
esteemed by all who knew her. ..-Tho in
portant gentleman sought her presence,
and demanded, rather than requested, V .4
room to himself, and a Vght fct iLn- Mrs RV
politely informed lilht that 'ns;touirt wa
then sitting, and her. house, was Somewhat
crowded, it would be impossible to arcom
modato him in tho way proposed, but that
he could have a room, if ho would ulinre it
with another gentleman. ' This he refused :
and finally became so insolent and annoying
in his remarks upon the want of nccommo.
dation, that the, ludv sent for Gen. Jack.
son, as one in whoni she could confide,
and requested his advice. To him she
stated the case, and he desired her to leave
the matter to him. Ho immediately took
a servant, and made him enter the little log
coru-crib, rake thq corn all on one side,
ond sweep the floor.' The light so much
cntranco was a holo about two feet square,
with a door, or shutter, which fastened with
a padlock. Tho General then- repaired to
tho great man, and told him his room was
ready, with a light. in It! Tho grinning
darkey took another light and preceded
him, while the General, with duo defer,
ence, brought up the rear. Jack led liim
to the hole, ot which ho stopped, with vory
manifest tokens of ragc . " Thero s your
room," said the general, - " Don't keep us
waiting !" " Do you mean to insult me V
stammered tho stranger, as ho encountered
tho flashing eyes of tho General rivited
upon him. Get in, sir I (was all the re
ply) or by tho Eternal, you shall go in neck
and heels. Jack I (to the negro) help him
in;. he wants a room to himself!'' Jack's
aid was nit needed. The dandy crawled
ioj the key was turned, and as insisted up.
on hAuidLa.iMnLtQllimsclf, tnilh a L'gltL
t ft.'"- Boston Times.'
The benevolenco of British philanthro.
pists encompasseth (he earth ! I low eager
is it to civilize and christianize barbarous
nations and savage tribes ! How alert to
put a stop to tho slave-trade, and give free,
cloin to the slave ! Even our benighted laud
is made to feci tho influence of this world,
enlightening sun whether for good or for
evil, is a subject ot discusuion.
But what shall we say of the following
just picture, drawn by tho Cjston Atlas T
What would British philanthropists say of
' our Southern planters, if, when their times
. . . - ...
became too out-or inurrrv to- earn a living,
they were to ship them to London or Liver,
pool, to live upon tho charities of a foreign
peopie76rtd die in tho streets f Would it
be worse thus to dispose of an old infirm
negro slave, than a wluto freeman 7 Is this
trade of shipping paupers against their will
a whit better than tho African slavctradu ?
Thank God, there is nothing in the system
of slavery, as it exists in this country, one
halt as nornblc.
'V From tho Atlas. 1
" Execbable BABBARrrY. By statements
in various quarters, it seems that the Lng.
luh arc pushing, with despcrato vigor, the
means begun by thcin 9omo time since, to
get rid of their pauper population. At
every opportune occasion, tho hnlf-starvcd
inmates of their almshouses aro packed
on like cuttle, in vessels hired to convey
them to the United Slates. . In this way the
parish officers of many towns liavo jilrcady I
treed themselves of a vast number of dis
eased, blind, decrepid, otd, deformed, and
helpless beings. These poor men and wo
men, who are-EnjHisir by birth r after exs
pending their youth, , the flower of their
lives exhausting themselves, body and
mind, to subserve the cupidity, and admin
ister to the wants of a purse-proud, luxu
rious, and never satisfied aristocracy
these broken down people, whor-fa the ex
tremitjr of ihcir ago and destitution, have
tho strongest of all human claims upon the
sympathies and charities of their country,
men these unfortunate ond suffering be.
ings are now made outcasts by their own
fellow-citizens; expatriated against their
will : sent, in dcspito of their prayers and
tears, thouands of miles over the seas, to
a foreign chme ; and thre, without a sin.
glo hope this side of the grave, must speed,
ily end their days in wretchedness and mise.
.r) deprived even of tho solaco thaUUeir
mortal bodies might rest, at last, in the
!i nd where they wcro born and labored so
Where, in the annals of all the nations
of the earth, can be found an act more
abhorrently barbarous or execrable than
thisf Great Britain, the most enlightened
and potent of empires, is now covering up
her other foul and bloody deeds by this, the
blackest and most unnatural of public
A rcntlcman was waked in the night and
told that his wife was dead. . He turned
round, drew the coverlet closer, pulled
down his night-cap, and muttered, as he
went to sleep again, " Ah ! how grieved I .
shall be in tho morning." 7 y
i 'iX (From the N.YVJtcw Era. . r
; V.: Tho District System. ."?,VV
I A bill has passed the House of Repre
sentatives making a very important changu
In the manner of electing members to tho ;
' ' The' States s re to TjcIstrTcleJacli
District to contain about $0,000 inhabitants
and to elect ono member of Congress.-, The ,
General Ticket and Double District system .
to be. entirely dono away with, fnder '
this bill tho Ilouso would contain 308 mem. '
ers.'' " "V ' - ' .- ' '7'vi
;This city will.be divided into six Dis.
trrcts,,and the States will bo represented as ;
' New Hampshire
, . Georgia ,
"A DF.AR KWS.A curums trial was rc
ccntly held at Middlesex Sessions , in Eng."
land. 4 Thomaa Saverland, tho prosecutor,
stated, thai the day after Christmas, ho wa
in the tap joom, whero tho defendant, Ca
roline Newton,, and her sister, who had
come from Birmingham, were present
The latter jokingly observed that she had
promised her sweetheart that no man should
kiss her while absent. - It 1 being holiday
time, Saverland considered this a challenge,
and caught hold of her and kissed her.
Tho young woman took it as a joke, and
her sister, tho defendant,-said sho would
lika- aa- littlaftlwt-kifld-of-fun-aa ho
pleased.' Saverland told her if ebo was
angry, ho would kiss her also; he then
tried to do ii, and they both fell to the ground.
On rising the woman struck him; ho again
tried to kiss her, and in the scuffle site bit
off his nose, which sho spit out of her
mouth. ,The action was brought to recover
damages for tho loss of his nose. Tho da.
fendantsaid ho had no, business lo kiss hor;
if she wanted kissing sho had a husband to
kiss her, a better Lwking man than ever
tho prosecutor was! Tho jury without
hesitating acquitted her rand'the chairman,
said that if any man attempted to kiss a
woman ugainst her will, sho had a tight to
bite off his nose, if she had a fancy for so
V '" Punctuation. Cuxton had the merit of
introducing tho Roman pointing, us used
in Italy; and his succcasor, Pinsonptri
umphed by domiciliatinynhff Romnn letterr"
The dash, or perpendicular lino, thus ( )
waj the only punctuation" ihcy used. It
was, however, discovered that tho craft of
pointing well, used to make the senteoco
very light. Thtunere elegant comma supi
planted, tho long uncoulhly ; tho colon
was a refinement, " showing thero is mjro
to come." " '7 . .
But the scmi-colon was a Latin delicacy,
which tho obtuse English typographer re.
sisted. So lata as 1590, treatises on or.
thography do not rccognizo any such inno.
vator. The Bible of 1502. though printed
with appropriate occuraeyr is without 11
semicolon ; buf in IC34, its full rights nru
rstab!Uhcdr by Churlva -Butler Eojjliili
Grammar. In this chronology of tho four
points of punctuation," it Is evident that
Shakspcaro could never have used the semi,
colon a circumstance which the profound
George Chalmers mourns over, opiuing that
semicolons would often have saved the poet
from tho7 commentators. -T r'r"
IxsrarcTios" is A wctshel. It is related
that Galileo, whe-invenied jho tcleVcojie
withrwbicir hoobscryed the sattellites of -Jupiter,
invited a man who was opposed bi
him to look through it, that be might ob.
serve Jupiter!s moons. The man positively
refused,' saying, ' If I should see them bow
could I maintain my opinions, which I have
odvanccd-sgninst your philosophy?". Thin '
is the caso will) many. They will not look
at tho truthv.. They will jnol. bear it, fr
fear that the arguments whkh lhey have
framed will be destroyed, and they may bu
obliged to give up their vicious indigencies.
, . : .
A faiu hit. Mr. Wise, in a lato speech,
contended, that the character bf the Hous
of Representatives had deteriorated, and '
intimated In intention to retire at the end
of his present term. Mr. Sprigg defend
tiw clia racier of the House, but noptd.if
it had deteriorated, that it would tret better -
after Mr. Wwe's withdrawal. -7
The Boonslick Times enumerate tho
following, as ono of the things ho don't like
to see; 4 J -7 - -.7.
" A man taking a paper so long withouw
Pay,n3 th4t he forget hwr bi acoouut
stands, and then dispute it--, .
ivonder if tho subjc nbers know, wlit
he means? . , " . . ' .